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Old 11-06-2017, 02:54 PM   #1
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(CLOSED) Headphone and microphone 23.0 4m linux


Hi ZK,
I thought I let you know that my headphone and microphone are not working under 23.0. (HP laptop 6730b)
I have pushed and slide every button in the Qasmixer and alsamixer you can think of, but no result.
Headphone worked fine in 22.3. Simply had to plug it in.
Have a webcam (Ewent 1089) with microphone, webcam works but the microphone doesn't.
So, there are actually two isseus, but they may be related.
I have a HDA Intel soundcard, no idea which version, though.
Tried to solve it under Similar Threads but didn't got any wiser.
I did my best!

For what it's worth:
ls /dev gives me:

audio snapshot tty62
audio1 snd tty63
autofs sr0 tty7
block sr1 tty8
bluray stderr tty9
bsg stdin ttyS0
btrfs-control stdout ttyS1
bus tty ttyS10
cdrom tty0 ttyS11
char tty1 ttyS12
console tty10 ttyS13
core tty11 ttyS14
cpu tty12 ttyS15
cpu_dma_latency tty13 ttyS16
disk tty14 ttyS17
dri tty15 ttyS18
dsp tty16 ttyS19
dsp1 tty17 ttyS2
dvd tty18 ttyS20
fb0 tty19 ttyS21
fd tty2 ttyS22
fd0 tty20 ttyS23
floppy tty21 ttyS24
full tty22 ttyS25
fuse tty23 ttyS26
gpmctl tty24 ttyS27
hidraw0 tty25 ttyS28
hpet tty26 ttyS29
hwrng tty27 ttyS3
input tty28 ttyS30
js0 tty29 ttyS31
kmsg tty3 ttyS4
log tty30 ttyS5
loop-control tty31 ttyS6
lp0 tty32 ttyS7
lpfcmgmt tty33 ttyS8
mapper tty34 ttyS9
mcelog tty35 urandom
md0 tty36 usbmon0
megadev0 tty37 usbmon1
mem tty38 usbmon2
memory_bandwidth tty39 usbmon3
mixer tty4 usbmon4
mixer1 tty40 usbmon5
mpt2ctl tty41 usbmon6
mpt3ctl tty42 usbmon7
mptctl tty43 usbmon8
network_latency tty44 vcs
network_throughput tty45 vcs1
null tty46 vcs2
nvram tty47 vcs3
port tty48 vcs4
ppp tty49 vcs5
ptmx tty5 vcs6
pts tty50 vcs7
random tty51 vcsa
raw tty52 vcsa1
rfkill tty53 vcsa2
root tty54 vcsa3
rtc tty55 vcsa4
rtc0 tty56 vcsa5
sda tty57 vcsa6
sda1 tty58 vcsa7
sda2 tty59 vga_arbiter
sequencer tty6 zero
sequencer2 tty60
shm tty61

and:

lspci | grep -i audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

Hope it helps!
Kind regards and again no rush!

Last edited by Edward4m; 11-19-2017 at 02:35 PM.
 
Old 11-06-2017, 03:38 PM   #2
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Do you mean that you don't have sound at all ?
Can you see Master, PCM and the like when you open a mixer ?

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Old 11-06-2017, 11:41 PM   #3
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Smile

I do have sound over the speakers but no such thing over the headphones.

Everything is there when I open a mixer.

Wish I could give you more info!
 
Old 11-07-2017, 02:15 AM   #4
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Hi,

The possibilities are:
1) Your headphones are broken. Check this.
2) It's an application problem. For example, you have sound in Firefox, but no sound in Skype. Is this so ?
3) Your headphone (or front, or something else) is muted. Use blue circles (below the slide bars) in QasMixer to unmute. Alternatively, press "m" to mute/unmute in AlsaMixer.

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Last edited by zk1234; 11-07-2017 at 05:04 AM.
 
Old 11-08-2017, 03:12 PM   #5
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Hi,
and excuse me for not responding earlier,
Pat Metheny and his band gave a gig in Utrecht last night which I attended.

Anyway:
1) Headphones were allready checked and are fine.
2) Skype: I can hear the voice of the test call, but it fails to detect the microphone. (on my webcam and built-in laptop)
Firefox:Sound over laptop speakers, that works just fine. But when I plug in the headphone,the sound over the speakers is
still there and no sound over the headphone. In a normal situation, previous 4m versions, the speakers mutes and there is
sound in the headphone when the headphone gets plugged in.
I haven't tested mediaplayers and such, yet.
3) m in alsmixer works for mute/unmute, however, no sound over headphone when mute.
As for Qasmixer, all the bleu boxes are ticked. First thing I did before posting this.

Hope this helpes.

Regards, Edward
 
Old 11-08-2017, 04:10 PM   #6
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Hi,

I have no idea what is going on. Surprisingly, it would be easier if you had no sound at all.
You can try to run the "unmute" command in your terminal (*).

You can also force 4MLinux to reconfigure sound. Close all programs. Open terminal and execute:
Code:
rm /etc/asound.state
rm /etc/init.d/shutdown.sh
umount -a
reboot
Applying the above code make sense only if your 4MLinux is installed to a hard disk drive.

(*)Note:
My "unmute" script makes more things than its name indicates. It seeks for your sound cards and "talks to them". Next, it sets the default sound card for your system. And finally, it tries to unmute the sound.

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Last edited by zk1234; 11-08-2017 at 04:40 PM.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 02:44 PM   #7
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The good news is that the headphones are working!

The Microphone is another matter. Skype does not detect it, nor VLC player.
Checked qasmixer and alsamixer, pushed and slide every button on capture, no result.

However, on an online voice recorder site, https://online-voice-recorder.com/ ,
adobe flash does detect it and I am able to record.

So I have tried to test it on this website:

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-test-...hitecture-alsa

cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [pcsp ]: PC-Speaker - pcsp
Internal PC-Speaker at port 0x61
1 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0xd8900000 irq 17


But when I execute the "arecord -l" command it gives me this:

root@4MLinux:~$ arecord -L
bash: arecord: command not found



I don't know where to go from here, hence this post. Feeling stuck
even though I wanted to solve it myself.

Kind regards!

Last edited by Edward4m; 11-09-2017 at 02:50 PM.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 04:36 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Edward4m View Post
The good news is that the headphones are working!
So 50% is already done :-)

4MLinux uses SoX as a command line tool for playing and recording.
Simple recording with SoX:
Code:
rec 1.ogg
Simple playing with SoX:
Code:
play 1.ogg
However, I would recommend Audacity:
Menu > Extensions > MediaApps > Audacity
This is an extremely powerful recording utility.

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Last edited by zk1234; 11-09-2017 at 04:42 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2017, 01:39 PM   #9
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Audicity and 1.ogg works just fine with microphone.

Skype: nope.
(Is it me or has Skype become less configureable?)

Me thinks it is a permission issue.

I've been doing some digging:

ls -l in the terminal gives the following:

total 1800
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1830912 Nov 10 05:14 1.ogg
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 4 09:40 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 9 16:54 Downloads
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 9 18:45 Videos

And:

cat /etc/group | grep audio
audio:x:1000:


Anyway, do you think it is a permission issue as well?
And if so, how to change permissions.
I don't want to screw things up.
Things to do with Security.

Kind regards!
 
Old 11-10-2017, 02:09 PM   #10
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edward4m View Post
Me thinks it is a permission issue.
I don't think so. It just works fine for me.
Double check that you have your recording device(s) unmuted/captured. They are not visible by default. You must click on the microphone icon in QasMixer (or press F4 in AlsaMixer).

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Last edited by zk1234; 11-10-2017 at 02:11 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2017, 04:25 PM   #11
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Those were the first things I did before posting this thread.
Have been playing aroung with internal mic, stereo mix, line, front mic.
Feel more or less stupid, what am I overlooking?
I am sorry for taking up your time.
Have a good weekend!
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:10 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Edward4m View Post
Feel more or less stupid, what am I overlooking?
I wish I knew.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edward4m View Post
Have a good weekend!
I wish you the same, Edward :-)

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Old 11-19-2017, 05:12 AM   #13
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Skype is working on my laptop!
Here is what I did.
I installed puppy linux on an usb stick.
Then I downloaded Skype (from site) and installed it on Puppy.
However, Skype did not work for some reason. (things to do with dependencies, I strongly believe)
So I opened in Puppy my sda2 disk (4mlinux) and opened Skype.
It worked, sound and all. To my surprise. And not. Different sound mixer. But still Alsa.
I then deleted Skype form Puppy, copied the 4mlinux (sda2) version of
Skype to Puppy and hey presto it works.
And by the way, sound did not work any more on the new Firefox. While asound is added to the known file.
Correct me if I am wrong, but is my laptop HP 6730b too old for 4mlinux, perhaps?
For me the only logical reason I can think of now, after spending quite some time to make things work.
I would hate to move away from 4mlinux. Together with Puppy my fav distro's.
Anyway, my overseas family and friends are happy seeing me again.
Have a good sunday!
 
Old 11-19-2017, 01:06 PM   #14
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Hi,

As I told you, I have no idea what is going on.
Just use Puppy if it works for you :-)

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Old 11-19-2017, 02:54 PM   #15
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My conclusion is that the hardware is the issue here.
Hence everything works fine on older software.
I do shall keep an eye on 4mlinux.
Thanks a million for your time,
Subject closed!
 
  


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